Overview

This Scissor and Vertical Lift Course is suitable for employees who are required to operate, transport or supervise the use of any size scissor lift (SL) or vertical lift (VL).

Why complete this Scissor Lift and Vertical Lift Course?

Section 21 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that employers provide an adequate level of information, instruction, training and supervision to employees to enable them to work safely.

The Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia states, “The EWPA Duty of care ‘Yellow Card’ is a nationally recognised industry training program developed by the EWPA in consultation with members and industry. The intention of this program is to assist operators, employers, equipment owners and manufactures in complying with the OH&S regulation. The Yellow Card provides the holder with evidence of training in a particular type of EWP where no licence exists. The Yellow Card provides evidence that the operators of specific types of EWPs have been trained in the safe use of the work platform. The supplier, employer and user all have documentary evidence that the required ‘duty of care’ has been met or exceeded.”

  • Hazards and control measures
  • Safety checks
  • Operation of scissor lifts and vertical lifts
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Experience working around machinery is preferred

Course Details

For the Scissor Lift and Vertical Lift Course, trainees must have adequate English language skills to safely complete tasks relating to EWP use, such as being able to:

  • Read and understand scissor lift and vertical lift specifications
  • Complete paperwork such as Safe Work Method Statements and logbook entries
  • Ensure safe working loads are not exceeded
  • Speak English clearly in order to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues

If a trainee is concerned that they may not have the capabilities described above, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343 for advice.

Once competence is achieved, trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment (from WAM Training) and a Yellow Card (from the Elevating Work Platform Association).

  • A maximum of 10 trainees can attend this course
  • Trainees should wear safety shoes (and hi-vis clothing if they can)
  • For identification, trainees should bring a driver’s licence or passport
  • Trainees are expected to have read the Course Handbook prior to attendance which will be provided upon making a booking
  • Trainees will be assessed using a short-answer test and a practical assessment involving the operation of elevating work platforms
  • Verbal assessments may be conducted for the short-answer test, however Trainees will still need to demonstrate basic reading and writing skills such as reading EWP compliance plates and recording information in an EWP logbook (please refer to the Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements outlined above)
  • Verbal assessments must be conducted one-on-one, therefore may need to be postponed to a mutually agreeable date and time

If you have any questions about our Scissor Lift and Vertical Lift Course, please contact WAM Training on 1800 143 343.

Only if you lose your Yellow Card, in which case the EWPA charge $30 for a replacement

Boom-type elevating work platforms with a boom length of less than 11m (BL), scissor lifts of any height (SL) and vertical lifts of any height (VL). If completing the course on your site, only the classes of EWP that are provided will be covered.

No, the WP licence class covers boom-type elevating work platforms only. This may include:

  • Self-propelled boomlifts (where the operator can move the base of the machine from the basket)
  • Trailer-mounted boomlifts
  • Truck-mounted boomlifts

To operate all EWP’s, you should have a WP Licence as well as an EWPA Yellow Card for Scissor Lift (SL) and Vertical Lift (VL) classes.

Here’s a link to our Boomlift Licence Course for further information.

Australian Standard 1891.4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices requires that anyone performing harness-based work undergoes Nationally Accredited height safety training. It’s not a course pre-requisite, but we strongly recommend you complete this course as well to be completely compliant.

Here’s a link to our Working Safely at Heights Course for further information.

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3 reviews for Scissor Lift and Vertical Lift (SL & VL)

  1. Robbie

    This is the third ticket I’ve done with these guys, I found the course very educational Lindsay and Justin to be excellent trainers, enquired Friday and had ticket Monday

  2. Ritchie

    Great Trainer… Approachable… Training related to my field for ease of understanding

  3. Alex

    Nice facilities and good trainer. Perfect balance between theory and practical knowledge.

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